58% Believers, 21% Agnostic, 21% Atheist

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  1. ElephantMcDonk
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    58% Believers, 21% Agnostic, 21% Atheist

    I did a poll on another message board and with almost 1000 responses, that's the break down.

    Surprised?
     
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    Not really, who really knows how much of a correlation that has to general society.

    I myself am atheist, but I'm not optimistic the agnostic and atheist numbers will continue to rise I feel this is just a short term blip. Atheism and agnosticism go up as educational level goes up, sounds arrogant of me to say but studies have proven this is the case and let's just say I have zero faith in the US Dept of Education and with our country's middle class evaporating you'll see less and less kids going to college as the years go.
     
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    People will admit to being atheist a lot more in the autonomous atmosphere of the net than they will in real life.
    Especially if they live in the bible belt.

    If it becomes general knowledge in the bible belt you will lose customers and such.
     
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    Great point
     
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    many people (men?) are not allowed to admit they are agnostic/atheist because their wives won't let them

    the catholic church forces their devotees to force their future mates to convert or else

    I know a number of guys who don't really believe in god who had no choice because their wives made them....
     
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    and LOTS of people are merely believers because they were brought up as such and just never really thought about it....

    i generally do not watch REBA on tv but I accidently saw 1 episode...

    her son? made the mistake of aditting to her that he didn't really believe in god...

    reba BLEW UP!

    he was NOT GOING TO BE ALLOWED to have his own opinions, goddamnit....she was going to beat him over the head with her beliefs until he gave up.....

    I didn't see the end of the show so I don't know what the result was....
     
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    Been married 35 years to a Catholic.
    No one forced anyone I know anywhere to what you are claiming.
    Sounds like they are BSing.
    Guys being forced to believe in God?
    How the fuck does your wife know what goes on in your mind?
    Can you ask her what the over/under is on the Super Bowl and if the Pack will cover?
     
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    Not at all. People are finally beginning to think for themselves.
     
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    I was best man for my best friend who I knew for a fact was a non-believer...

    engaged to a catholic

    he HAD TO go through all the rituals of becoming a catholic before they could get married....

    to be honest; I don't know if it was HER CHURCh or HERSELF who demanded that he convert


    but convert he did......

    my oldest brother (protestant) married a catholic and he, too (this was 40 years ago) converted...

    by force?
    by choice?

    which ever

    my mom was NOT happy about it at the time

    as to being forced to believe in god..
    obviously nobody knows what is really going on in the mind of another person...

    but the catholic church likes to encourage its' members to convert their future spouses to the cause prior to marriage

    after which they become stats....counted as catholics....whether they really believe or not....


    catholic policy re: marriage;

    both parties MUST BE CHRISTIAN (but not necessarily catholic)

    so....atheists are NOT allowed to marry someone of the faith by catholic policy
     
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    No one is "forced" to believe in god.

    They just lie to fit in!!
     

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